October 2017

Focus On: Shoulder Injuries and Surgery

Your shoulder is the most flexible joint in your body. It allows you to place and rotate your arm in many positions in front, above, to the side, and behind your body. This flexibility also makes your shoulder susceptible to instability and injury. Most problems in the shoulder involve the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Athletes are especially susceptible to shoulder problems. In athletes, shoulder problems can develop slowly through repetitive and intensive training routines.

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Focus On: Ante & Post Natal Aquatic Physiotherapy

A few years ago expectant mums were advised to avoid physical activity, but exercise is now encouraged at all stages of pregnancy - with even those who were not physically active prior to pregnancy being encouraged to stay fit by their healthcare providers. Aquatic therapy is a safe, gentle way to maintain strength and cardiovascular fitness throughout pregnancy, which has shown to help reduce complications during labour and speed up post-natal recovery. Hydrotherapy can even alleviate symptoms of PGP or low back pain!

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5 Of The Best…....Tips To Prepare For Your Joint Replacement

You’ve scheduled your joint replacement surgery. You’ve taken the pre-surgery class at the hospital, read all you can and talked to others who have had surgery. Still, you may feel anxious. Will you bounce back quickly or struggle to get on your feet again? Those are good questions. If you want to improve the odds of a successful outcome, getting in shape before your surgery will help – here are some tips to help you through the first weeks before and after your joint replacement surgery.

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